About the Institute

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is Nigeria’s apex institution for research and advanced studies in law. It was a brainchild of the legal academic community established in March 1979. One of the main ideas in founding the Institute was to establish it as the centre for advanced legal research for all the Nigerian universities with Faculties of Law, so that all postgraduate work could be undertaken there under the joint auspices of the most experienced and learned academic lawyers available in the country, whether indigenous or foreign.

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Our Degree Courses


Choose from postgraduate courses, Continuing professional development (CPD), online distance learning and short courses.
 

Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PGDLD)

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Masters Degree in Legislative Drafting (LLM)

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Doctor of Philosophy in Legislative Drafting (Ph.D)

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Report of One Month Advanced Legislative Drafting Course for...

OPENING CEREMONY:

The Institute organized a one month Advanced Legislative Drafting Course for 20 members of Staff of the Legal Department of the National Assembly, Abuja.

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NIALS Collaborates with the FCT Judiciary on the Adoption...

Introduction

A Steering Committee for the elaboration of Administration of criminal Justice Rules was on October 9 inaugurated

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ACJA Training Course and Improved Criminal Justice Administration in...

NIALS in collaboration with GIZ under the POLICE PROGRAMME AFRICA Funded by the German Foreign Office,

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Our academic research stands out because of its rigour and significance. We are committed to contributing, through the excellence of our research and policy work, to critical exploration of the role of law in promoting (or inhibiting) social justice. We take as the inspiration for our legal investigations core values such as equality and citizenship, participation and exclusion, vulnerability and social responsibility – whilst also reflecting upon how such values are themselves constructed and critiqued.